|Lug technology is old and outdated. Lugs add weight and increase the likelihood of stress cracks at the joints.
Our single air bladder construction forms a one-piece front triangle without using lugs. Giant engineers avoid using lugs by joining chain and seat stays (to the front triangle) using composite layers or "wrapping" at the joints. The result is a sexier looking frame that is lighter, stronger, and much more enjoyable to ride.